Have you heard about the on-line magazine produced in-house at Compton Verney? If not, there’s no better time than now to flick through its virtual pages, especially as our wonderful grounds feature heavily in this issue – not to mention a small but perfectly formed piece from our long-standing grounds volunteer Jenny!
Compton Verney certainly isn’t different from many arts or heritage organisations in that volunteering is crucial to achieving its aims. As a result, and to mark the start of the twenty fourteen season I last week arranged a small gathering of grounds volunteers for cake, catch-up and Capability Brown chat! And where did we meet? The atmospheric (and freshly swept!) gun room! I hasten to add that guns stopped being stored there many, many moons ago!
Do you have an interest in Gardens? Maybe you’ve an appreciation for the English Landscape? You might even have a passing interest in the History of our Green and Pleasant Land…
If the bold type strikes a note, and you’d like to learn a little more about each and any of the above, for free, then a perfect opportunity could exist for you on March 29th 2014 – literally just over the horizon!
Out in the grounds at Compton Verney tomorrow, we’re playing host to a group of volunteers on behalf of Give & Gain Day 2013. This is an international day of employee volunteering which for the 2012 day saw over 19,000 volunteers from 391 companies take part, for the benefit of over 339 community groups. It is the UK’s biggest day of Employee volunteering.